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  • Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

    Hi,

    I can't locate a certain type of RJ-45 plug for making CAT5e ethernet cables and I was hoping someone, somewhere knows where I can find them. I don't know what they're called so I'll try my best to describe them.

    The plug has the 'regular' part with latch that actually gets plugged into the RJ-45 receptacle of some network device. But, the plug has a larger square plastic peice that 'sticks' out of the RJ-45 recepticle. This larger second half of the plug has a latch that points forward, covering the regular latch that you have on every ethernet cable. When you press down on the rear latch, it in turn depresses the front latch making it easy to remove the CAT5 cable from whatever device you have it plugged into.

    Does anyone know where I can get this type of RJ-45 plug? Thanks.

    Riley

  • #2
    Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

    Pretty common. It's a rubber cap to protect the somewhat fragile plastic latch. Most network cable places should have them.
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    • #3
      Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

      Thanks for the reply but it's not a rubber cap. I wish I knew what it was called. The plug is one peice, plastic, with a 2nd latch at the rear of the plug, facing forward and covering the first latch.

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      • #4
        Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

        Can you show us a picture? What brand of cables are the ones that you have? Any markings or numbers on the cable that are of interest?


        EDIT:

        Did it look something like this:


        here's another:




        As Wired said, that's a common snagless cable that can be purchsed just about anywhere. Try looking at Belkin or Cables to Go. Actually, the best option is to go to DealTime.com, PriceGrabber.com, or Google shopping [I liked the name Froogle better ] and search for snagless cat5e cables.
        Last edited by Nonapeptide; 10th April 2008, 17:47. Reason: Did some more research
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        • #5
          Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

          Sorry for the blurry pictures. I hope they're clear enough.
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          • #6
            Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

            Here's something that looks similar:

            http://www.stsi.net/storefrontprofil...id=7584&dfid=1


            There's also these:

            http://www.topmicrousa.com/rjbt-bl.html
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            • #7
              Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

              Those look good. Thanks!

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              • #8
                Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

                As the stsi.net link shows, those are snagless cables. As the link also points out, the correct name for ethernet plugs and jacks is 8P8C (8 position 8 conductor). RJ-45 connectors are strictly for the phone industry but since they both look so similar and RJ-45 was on the scene first, people tend to call ethernet jacks and plugs RJ-45 instead of 8P8C.

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                • #9
                  Allow me to split a hair

                  Allow me to split one teensy little hair.

                  Quoth joeqwerty:
                  As the stsi.net link shows, those are snagless cables.
                  Actually, the STSI.net link says that those are snagless modular plugs, not including the cables. Check out the title: "Panduit RJ45 Snagless Modular Plug: 8 Position / 8 Conductor for Round, Solid CAT5 Cable [MP588-M]"

                  Also, at $0.69 a piece, if that included cable it'd only be about 4 inches long.



                  As the link also points out, the correct name for ethernet plugs and jacks is 8P8C (8 position 8 conductor). RJ-45 connectors are strictly for the phone industry but since they both look so similar and RJ-45 was on the scene first, people tend to call ethernet jacks and plugs RJ-45 instead of 8P8C.
                  How true. However, if I ask people for an 8P8C connector, the blank stares that I receive make me go back to saying "RJ45".
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                  • #10
                    Re: Searching for 'special' RJ-45 plug

                    Point taken. LOL.

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